British Columbia aerospace workers fight concessions

Vol. 83/ No. 32 - September 2, 2019

DELTA, British Columbia — Over 150 day-shift workers, members of International Association of Machinists Local 11, walked off the job Aug. 1 to protest Avcorp’s concession demands. These include attacks on seniority rights and vacations, contracting out jobs, and no…

UK capitalist rulers ‘Brexit’ political crisis continues on

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

MANCHESTER, England — A “Brexit-in-name-only” deal negotiated by the U.K. government with the European Union — two and a half years in the making — was overwhelmingly voted down in the House of Commons Jan. 15. This reflects the deep…

Florida voting rights victory spurs fights in Iowa, Kentucky

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

The successful fight to restore voting rights to more than a million former prisoners in Florida has spread to Iowa and Kentucky. Constitutional provisions in those two states continue to bar the right to vote to most people released after…

SWP Dallas campaign attracts working-class interest in Texas

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019
SWP Dallas campaign attracts working-class interest in Texas

DALLAS — “Really the only way to change things is what they are doing,” Katelyn Galbreath told Socialist Workers Party campaigner Sarah Ullman, pointing to the photo of Kentucky teachers protesting at the state Capitol last year depicted on the…

Liberal, FBI anti-Trump ‘resistance’ is a threat to working people’s rights

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

Democrats, middle-class “resisters” against President Donald Trump, and Republican “Never-Trumpers” have all cranked up their hysteria around his presidency. Their efforts to drive him out of the White House intensified after the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives…

José Ramón Fernández: Revolutionary of exemplary integrity

Fernández held himself to highest standards of revolutionary selflessness, human solidarity, proletarian discipline
Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019
José Ramón Fernández, center, during April 1961 battles at Bay of Pigs where he was field commander of main column of revolutionary forces that defeated U.S.-organized invasion. Discipline of revolutionary army “must be very just, very humane, with highest moral standards,” Fernández said.

Cuban revolutionary leader José Ramón Fernández died Jan. 6 at the age of 95. Mary-Alice Waters, a central leader of the Socialist Workers Party and president of Pathfinder Press, collaborated with Fernández on three Pathfinder books. BY MARY-ALICE WATERS In…

An Unconditional Soldier of the Revolution

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

The following excerpt is from “‘El Gallego’ Fernández — An Unconditional Soldier of the Revolution,” the speech given by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, at the memorial tribute to José Ramón Fernández in…

Jew-hatred incited by capitalist rulers in times of crisis

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019
Fleeing Nazi terror, over 900 Jewish refugees on ship St. Louis in 1939. Imperialist “democratic” governments in Washington and Ottawa refused asylum, forcing refugees back to Europe.

The excerpt below is from chapter one of   The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation by Abram Leon, one of Pathfinder’s Books of the Month for January. Leon was won to Marxism from Zionism by supporters of Leon Trotsky. He led…

‘Don’t make us go West Virginia on you!’

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019

In the light of the strike by teachers in Los Angeles and upcoming battles by teachers in other cities and states, we print below an excerpt from In Defense of the US Working Class by Mary-Alice Waters. Copyright © 2019 Pathfinder…

Chicago cop who killed Laquan McDonald gets prison

Vol. 83/No. 5 - February 4, 2019
Right, Rev. Marvin Hunter, uncle of Laquan McDonald killed by Chicago cops in 2014.

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months in state prison by Judge Vincent Gaughan Jan. 18 for the October 2014 killing of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald. He had been convicted of second-degree murder…